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2019 AFCON: Referee Papa Gassama to Officiate Cameroon vs. Comoros Clash

Papa Gassama

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has picked Gambian referee Bakary Papa Gassama to take charge of Cameroon’s crunch round 6 game against Comoros in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers in Yaounde on March 23rd.

The 2016 African Referee of the Year will lead a team of match officials when Cameroon square-off against Comoros at the Amadou Ahidjo Stadium in a group B decider.

The game is a must win for both sides as the winner gets a ticket for the 32nd Edition of the AFCON tournament to take place in Egypt this summer. Papa Gassama took charge of Cameroon’s 1-1 draw game against Nigeria on the 4th September 2017.

The experienced referee comes with a huge profile Months after participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Papa will be assisted by two assistant referees and a reserved referee from The Gambia.

Below is the complete officiating team for the Cameroon Vs Comoros tie.

Referee: Bakary Papa Gassama-Gambia

1st Assistant: Abdul Aziz Jawo-Gambia

2nd Assistant: Omar Darboe-Gambia

Reserved Referee: Maudo Jallow-Gambia

Match Commissioner: Oumar Diop- Senegal

Referees Assesor: Linus Ochechukwu Mba- Nigeria

Secretary: Khalid. -Tunisia

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